Monday, November 1, 2010

My World Series Game

Made it to Game 4 of the 2010 World Series and it was all I had hoped it would be, well, except for the Rangers 4-0 loss to the Giants who now lead 3 games to 1. What a great memory for Tommy and I to spend together.

We got there early to watch both teams take BP.

The stadium was jam packed and buzzing with 51,000 plus fans, and media booths were all over the place. We cruised by the ESPN booth above, and saw Dave Winfield and Nomah, then John Kruk and Bobby V. We then went by the Fox booth and saw Ozzie Guillen and Eric Karros. Karros hastily signed a baseball card for me between segments.

Below is the view from our seats. Quite a distance from home plate but we didn't mind.

I kept score as always. First pitch was by Former Pres. George W. Bush, accompanied by his father George H. W. Bush. He threw a bullet to Nolan Ryan. Lyle Lovett sang the National Anthem, and 4 Troops sang God Bless America.

Bad call against the Rangers in the 2nd when Travis Ishikawa was called safe at first in what should have been an inning ending double play. But Josh Hamilton made an awesome head-first diving catch to end the inning without Ishikawa scoring.

The Giants Madison Bumgarner was lights out, giving up 3 hits in 8 innings. The Rangers were only able to get one guy to second base all night. Former Angels Vladdy and Molina went a collective 0 for 6 with Vladdy striking out all 3 times. Oliver and O'Day both gave up a run with O'Days being a solo shot by Buster Posey. You can get the recap and boxscore here.

Picked up some keepsakes: a World Series rally towel, game program, and collectors pin.

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